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Time to add new blood to my OEGBs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by muscovy94, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my first 4 chickens 7 years ago, which were 2 pair of OEGBs. 7 years later my oegb flock consists of 1 rooster and 5 hens, all of which came from those 4 birds 7 years ago. I haven't added any new blood. Is it time to add a few individuals with new blood to the flock? I'm scared if I don't add new blood soon that they will suffer fertility problems, along with other problems. Since these came from my very first chickens they are extremely important to me and I want to keep the family going. Any thoughts? Just to add a picture in, here's one of my hens with her babies last year. Sadly something got in and got the babies. Thankfully the mother was ok:
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    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any thoughts?
     

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